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Publisher’s Thoughts: How often have you painted your nails and in minutes you ruin the  fresh coat of polish that took 45 minutes to put on perfectly? It seems like it literally takes forever for polish to dry. I know for many the solution to long lasting polish is getting gel polish, but there other alternatives you can do right at home. Click on the link below to learn 7 ways you can dry your nail polish instantly. #manicuremondays  ...


Environmental causes of Thyroid Disease: what YOU can do to keep your Thyroid Healthy.

Low thyroid function is a major cause of obesity, cold body temperature, hair loss, dry skin, and constipation in women. Studies have shown that about 70% of the susceptibility to autoimmune thyroid disease (a condition where the body’s own immune system attacks the thyroid) is genetic, while about 30% of the risk is due to environmental exposures or triggers. Some of these exposures and triggers include infections, life stress, iodine intake, smoking, medications, radiation, and environmental toxicants. So what can you do to decrease your risk of thyroid disease, especially if you have a family history of autoimmune thyroid disease? Some important choices you can make are to: Avoid cigarette smoking. Cigarette smoke contains thousands of chemicals, including cyanide, which is metabolized to thiocyante, and can interfere...


GETTING GOOD SLEEP PART 3: Color Your Way to Sleep-town

Last week we spoke about turning down the electronics in your room to help aid your sleep and destressing. Next up on the to do (to sleep) list: COLOR! There's nothing Mr. Sandman doesn't like more than a lack of creativity. Every woman, no matter what they think, has a creative side. There are SO many sides of creativeness: scrapbooking, various forms of painting, pinterest crafts, photo framing, journaling, accessorizing with lights and candles and cute nick nacks. THIS is what your room is lacking. Your subconscious runs on creativity. Creative outlets are just that...

BGH: What does it mean to be fit


Perception is everything! I work in Media and it’s important that you always dress well and exude confidence. Presenting yourself well gets you noticed. As I mentioned in my previous articles, I gained a lot of weight in college and managed to lose 50 pounds.  But, even though I was heavy, I’ve always dressed for success. However, losing weight definitely boosted my visibility, because I exuded more confidence. Another important part of perception is your face. That’s what people see first. My beauty regimen includes drinking lots of water and keeping heavy makeup for special occasions only. Also, find an excellent facial cleanser, toner, and sunscreen to maintain a clear and fresh face. I’ve learned that if you keep a simple skin regimen, eat well, and drink...


TODAY SHOW Anchor TAMRON HALL Gives Tips On Styling Natural Hair

TODAY’s Tamron Hall created a stir when she wore her hair natural hair on T.V. for the first time. That meant styling her hair without heat and a relaxer — and letting her curls loose. “I was too tired to do my hair that morning, and people don’t realize what you have to go through to straighten your hair,” said Tamron. Click on the link below to view her tips on styling natural hair. Read the full article here:



These exercises are designed to be performed anywhere, so no gym needed just that amazing body of yours and a will to take charge of your health and weight. Start with as many rounds as you are able to do. You can start with 4 squats at the top and bottom of the steps, increase your repetitions as you are able. This is great cardiovascular exercise, fat burner, and leg muscle toner. If you have any questions or need additional help you can always email me at Now let's get to it! Estos ejercicios son diseñados para hacerlos en cualquier lugar. Así qué no necesita un gimnasio, sólo ese increíble cuerpo tuyo y una voluntad de hacerse cargo de su salud y peso. Comience con...



Angela Simmons, is the daughter of Hip Hop Mogul Rev Run, from Run DMC. According to, Angela has been a vegetarian for several years. She says she loves it and feels great! Angela finds a nice balance with foods, and believes it’s important to get all of your protein. Some of the foods she eats includes: avocados, veggies, lentils, and beans. What’s also keeping this beauty feeling her best is a Carb- Free Cleanse, she says it kicks starts her metabolism. For more on Angela’s Carb-Free cleanse, click on her personal website In addition to Angela’s vegetarian lifestyle, she tries to workout everyday. She says that in her spare time, she enjoys running the stairs, boxing and yoga. Even pregnant Simmons hasn't turned down the...



EYES- Use a light to medium shade and gently pat on the lower lid. This is great when you are short on time and need something that looks good. Simply dip a flat, stiff brush into the pigment and place in the lid. Press the brush into the pigment and tap off any excess. You can keep the color below the crease or bring it up slightly past the crease. Use a fluffy dome brush to blend out the crease and feather out any harsh lines. This adds a perfect and easy pop to your eyes. CHEEKS – These work wonders as highlights for the top of your cheekbones and for adding dimension to your look. To use, dip your brush into the pigment and place in...


Getting Good Sleep (Part 2): Disconnect Before You Disconnect

Can't sleep? Not maintaining a healthy night's sleep? There are simple easy things you can do in your room to get you quality AND quantity of sleep. RULE #1: Remove ALL electronics from your room. NO television. NO computer. NO iPad or Kindle or any tablet. These distractions are keeping you from your sleep. I hear people say it all the time, "I need the T.V. to fall asleep." When you watch television from bed you're keeping your mind from winding down and focusing on relaxation. Instead, you're focusing on "just another episode". If it's the sounds you need, there are amazing Pandora stations that have soft, relaxing melodies to cater to your sleepy self. (I like "Beach Bar Lounge" and "Yoga Radio") As for the computer, NO...



Shayna Jamison: Being a beauty queen propelled me to become my best self again. As mentioned in my first BGH article, I gained an immense amount of weight during college and it was hard to get rid of it. It greatly affected my self-esteem. I did not have the confidence I once had. Shayna Jamison: My family has a history of diabetes and high blood pressure. Even with my weight, I managed to not have any health issues, which has been a blessing. However, I knew if I did not change my lifestyle, I could become a statistic of the aforementioned diseases. I joined Mase Training in Virginia and had wonderful trainers. They worked me hard, however, it was the best decision I ever made. I tried...